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Houston Rockets Social Buzz: Eric Gordon Off Season

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Dec 18, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) is guarded by Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) during the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Suns won 104-88. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (10) is guarded by Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) during the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Suns won 104-88. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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While Houston Rockets social media slowed their two major free signings included Eric Gordon.

Eric Gordon became the second major free agent signing of the Houston Rockets.

The deal was agreed to on the second day of Free Agency immediately after Ryan Anderson agreed to his deal.

Though the most coveted free agent Kevin Durant didn’t take a meeting with H-Town and Al Horford declined H-Town to select the Celtics. The signings of Anderson and Gordon are the players who Morey earmarked to add offensive punch to the Rockets.

Looking back here’s the most intriguing tweets and social media activity of Eric Gordon’s free agency:

Eric Gordon drawing significant interest from New York Knicks. https://t.co/SMgNAavbAk

— NBA River (@nbariver) July 2, 2016

Interest has been shown in both, Eric Gordon/Courtney Lee for SG. Career stats/last yr stats here. #Knicks pic.twitter.com/bUqR94qJD3

— NYKTalk (@TalkKnicks) July 2, 2016

Rockets meeting with Eric Gordon today, @WojVerticalNBA reports. Rockets hope to load up on shooting, guys that know way around New Orleans.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 2, 2016

Woj (continued): "The Rockets, league sources said, are pushing to get a commitment from another New Orleans free agent: Eric Gordon."

— Red Nation Hoops (@RedNationHoops) July 2, 2016

Woj (continued): "The Rockets, league sources said, are pushing to get a commitment from another New Orleans free agent: Eric Gordon."

— Red Nation Hoops (@RedNationHoops) July 2, 2016

@Rockets_Rumors_ In the last 7 years Eric Gordon has never played more than 64 games.

— Rockets Rumours (@Rockets_Rumors_) July 2, 2016

#Rockets now going after Eric Gordon who missed 76 games over last 3 yrs
They're showing the love for oft-injured Pelicans

— Houston Sports Talk (@HSTPodcast) July 2, 2016

Like I said earlier today, I’d be very happy taking a shot on Eric Gordon. I’d like to start him next to Harden in the backcourt.

— RedNinetyFour (@RedNinetyFour) July 2, 2016

Eric Gordon hasn’t finished among top 40 shooting guards in def real plus-minus in last 3 yrs
Harden, Anderson, Gordon=Defensive Disaster

— Houston Sports Talk (@HSTPodcast) July 2, 2016

Eric Gordon was 85th percentile as the ball handler in pick and rolls

— Harden's Intellect (@RocketIntellect) July 3, 2016

#Rockets on a roll now as Eric #Gordon agrees to 4yr $53M deal as per Woj #NBAFreeAgency

— Tamberlyn's Tip-Off (@TTOTambz) July 3, 2016

Sources: Eric Gordon's deal with the Rockets: Four years, $53M

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 3, 2016

Morey: we are committed to improving defense

*Signs Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon

Good luck Jeff

— Terry Stewart Jr (@manjacket64) July 3, 2016

Eric Gordon agrees in principle to a four-year, $53 million deal with the Houston Rockets, per @WojVerticalNBA pic.twitter.com/45TgRF76iT

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 3, 2016

RT @WojVerticalNBA: Eric Gordon has reached a deal with the Houston Rockets, league source tells @TheVertical. pic.twitter.com/1Z7AdeEEP3

— Jhérrueche (@JayBeActinUp) July 3, 2016

RT @WojVerticalNBA: Eric Gordon has reached a deal with the Houston Rockets, league source tells @TheVertical. pic.twitter.com/1Z7AdeEEP3

— Jhérrueche (@JayBeActinUp) July 3, 2016

Eric Gordon has signed with the Houston Rockets in a 4yr/$53M deal. Best of luck to you Eric! #PelicansNation pic.twitter.com/LBlNqBBD33

— Pelicans Nation (@Pelicans_Nation) July 3, 2016

Eric Gordon was ranked No. 17 in our available SG ranks based on projected cost to value https://t.co/fQSplkhev8 pic.twitter.com/I9ttqHHIUQ

— Hoop Ball (@HoopBallTweets) July 3, 2016

Eric Gordon conversion (4/53 with the Rockets) pic.twitter.com/OM3J2E0v9j

— Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) July 3, 2016

#Repost @vndsgn
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Eric Gordon has agreed to a 4-year, $53 million deal with the Houston … https://t.co/oo7WQGIaqf pic.twitter.com/2GbEqpyIGO

— The Five Podcast (@thefivepodcast) July 3, 2016

[Wojnarowski] Memphis wanted Eric Gordon badly, but didn't have the space to make that kin… https://t.co/2fnDDFUuL2 pic.twitter.com/M0d17EhblL

— NBA News (@recentnbatalks) July 3, 2016

Early thoughts on #Rockets signing Eric Gordon to a 4-yr, $53M deal. https://t.co/43aMYfn7vL pic.twitter.com/CNKWx90rxk

— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) July 3, 2016

Early thoughts on #Rockets signing Eric Gordon to a 4-yr, $53M deal. https://t.co/43aMYfn7vL pic.twitter.com/CNKWx90rxk

— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) July 3, 2016

Combined career NBA salary for Indy HS players Eric Gordon, Mike Conley, Courtney Lee w/today's deals: $378 million pic.twitter.com/QuWc9vJo9z

— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) July 3, 2016

https://twitter.com/IndianaMBB/status/749419538349948928

Eric Gordon as a rookie played 78 games, started 65. Has played less than 65 games in all of his 7 seasons since. #Rockets

— Adam Wexler (@awexlerKPRC) July 3, 2016

Congrats to @TheofficialEG10 on landing a four-year deal with Houston. pic.twitter.com/1PIhWNqjvw

— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) July 3, 2016

Eric Gordon since 2010. Most games played: 64. Scoring decrease every season. #Rockets #NBAFreeAgencypic.twitter.com/8xxGr1ZNFj

— Ken Moore (@Kmooresports) July 3, 2016

#EricGordon NBA hot topic analysis on Eric Gordon signing with the houston rockets 4 year … https://t.co/vb1S0qk7jW pic.twitter.com/rhnmMQtvkm

— Visvya Entertainment (@visvyaent) July 3, 2016

New Rockets Eric Gordon & Ryan Anderson had 2 of the 6 worst defensive ratings among players w/30+ mpg in 2015-16. https://t.co/Ty25cptbus

— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 3, 2016

Eric Gordon will have plenty of these assists in Houston https://t.co/mMtpmJ3qcp

— Joshua Reese (@MrJoshua) July 3, 2016

.@UHCougarMBK coach Kelvin Sampson says Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) with @JHarden13 will "be dynamic" #Rockets pic.twitter.com/xrr8v5Qi8U

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 3, 2016

.@UHCougarMBK coach Kelvin Sampson on #Rockets guard Eric Gordon:"He's got another gear that most people don't have" pic.twitter.com/1rlT3Ldwvr

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 3, 2016

New #Rockets guard Eric Gordon expects playing with @JHarden13 will create problems for the other team." pic.twitter.com/NBiCVxBECR

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 4, 2016

New #Rockets guard Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) very impressed with owner Leslie Alexander. pic.twitter.com/pBVzkbkqeK

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 4, 2016

What should Eric Gordon's role be on the Rockets? https://t.co/ME4pFG7R9g

— Ty Lawson (@TyLawsonHub) July 7, 2016

How good is Eric Gordon going to be over the next seven years? pic.twitter.com/HxktET7eqh

— CARMELO (@538CARMELO) July 7, 2016

#NBA What should Eric Gordon's role be on the #Rockets? https://t.co/heIkiXbM9S pic.twitter.com/qpHNpdc9Ez

— 76ers Fan Zone (@76ers_FZ) July 8, 2016

#NBA What should Eric Gordon's role be on the #Rockets? https://t.co/heIkiXbM9S pic.twitter.com/qpHNpdc9Ez

— 76ers Fan Zone (@76ers_FZ) July 8, 2016

Summer Reps #rocketsbasketball pic.twitter.com/5xK26dlMMC

— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) July 8, 2016

https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/751856085867196416

Eric Gordon has mentioned "winning organization" and "culture" several times. #Rockets

— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) July 9, 2016

Morey said #Rockets' doctors have looked closely at Eric Gordon's injuries. Team had no problem with them moving forward.

— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) July 9, 2016

"It's kind of interchangeable. It's kind of positionless." – Mike D'Antoni on what position Eric Gordon will play.

— Red Nation Hoops (@RedNationHoops) July 9, 2016

Eric Gordon's known James Harden since high school. "Chemistry-wise we'll all fit in." #Rockets

— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) July 9, 2016

Eric Gordon calls past injuries "flukes". @KPRC2 #Rockets pic.twitter.com/oZTllNIv9S

— Lainie Fritz (@KPRC2Lainie) July 9, 2016

https://twitter.com/IndianaMBB/status/751865025934000128

#Rockets squad working out together. https://t.co/mEkp6uKEC6@JHarden13 @TheofficialEG10 @TrevorAriza @patbev21 pic.twitter.com/HwJk0DCLkB

— ‼️ROCKETS‼️ (@geraldyu14) July 16, 2016

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